Often, couples come to see me when they are experiencing issues in their lives that are negatively affecting their relationship. Many wish to stay together, so want help to work through their struggles in a safe and non-judgemental environment. However, some may wish to part and want to do so in the most amicable way to avoid deep emotional stress and pain for both themselves and those around them. This is especially important when there are children involved. In almost all cases, there is a productive way forward.
How It Works
As a Couples Counsellor, I work to support both individuals as well as the couple relationship. There is a full exploration of each partner's experience of the relationship, allowing each person to express their own feelings and views whilst being genuinely and respectfully listened to by me and their partner. They can gain confidence in self-expression and insight through listening. I encourage each person to take responsibility for their own choices and actions, and work together to create different ways of understanding and meeting their own and each other’s needs.
You can learn to understand what is keeping you 'stuck' and discover ways of moving forward.